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The guidance library contains the FMA’s guidance notes, information sheets, guides and other reference material. 

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  1. 9 July 2021

    AML/CFT regulations update 2021

    New Zealand’s Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) system is intended to adapt as money laundering and terrorism financing risks evolve. Two regulations, that are a key part of the AML/CFT system, were due to expire. These are the AML/CFT (Exemptions) Regulations 2011 which were scheduled to expire on 30 June 2020, and the AML/CFT (Definitions) Regulations 2011 which partially expire on 27 July 2021. This document sets out the changes and updates made for these regulations. These changes come into force 9 July 2021.
  2. 16 June 2021

    Financial advice given for the purpose of complying with lender responsibilities

    This information sheet explains the circumstances that may exclude a lender from some Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) obligations related to financial advice. The exclusion applies only in relation to consumer credit contracts and certain credit-related insurance contracts.
  3. 1 December 2020

    Green bonds – same class exclusion

    This information sheet explains the circumstances in which an issuer can make an offer of green bonds under the same class exclusion. It also explains when the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) might consider granting an individual exemption to facilitate offers of green bonds with the same credit characteristics as quoted ‘vanilla’ bonds from the same issuer.